One Man Stabbed to Death, at least Three Wounded in Australia

A man stabbed several people and killed one Friday in the Australian city of Melbourne.

The Australian police say they believe that the attack in Melbourne, the second largest city in the country, has to do with terrorism.

The counterterrorism command has played a leading role in the investigation, authorities said.

Victoria State Police Commissioner Graham Ashton said that the suspect, now deceased, originally came from Somalia and was known to the police.

The police opened fire on the suspect as he swung a knife at two police officers in the center of the city before an officer shot him in his coffin. He was taken to a hospital where he died later.

The police had initially responded to a report about a burning car, but when they arrived at the place it appeared that people had been stabbed.

The suspect drove the car loaded with gas bottles in the same street where a fatal, but not terror-related incident occurred in January 2017, in which a man pumped his car into pedestrians, killed six people and wounded 30.